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16 Apr 2024

Q&A with Alex Ely, Founding Director, Mæ

Q&A with Alex Ely, Founding Director, Mæ

Why is it important that the UK’s property, planning and sustainability sectors come together at FOOTPRINT+?

We need to galvanise around a common purpose to solve the climate and ecological crisis, that needs an integrated response and a teamwork approach. FOOTPRINT+ offers a platform for cooperation, and the building of trust between parties that are too often in conflict. 
What did you hear about / experience at our last year’s event which has made you want to come back?

There seemed to be a level of optimism that I welcome. The event demonstrates that there is a critical mass of players willing to cooperate in order to make the change that is so desperately needed. 

When you attend FOOTPRINT+ in May 2024 what will you be sharing with conference delegates, policy makers, your partners, and your industry peers? 

I will be advocating for enriched environmental response where a zero carbon future isn’t just a technical exercise but needs to go hand-in-hand with the creation of architecture that is imaginative spatially, is socially just and uplifts the human spirit.

What are you looking to get out of the FOOTPRINT+ event?

Meeting likeminded pioneers.